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  • The Orchestre National de Lyon Triumphs in Berlin and Beyond

    November 9, 2018

    The Orchestra National de Lyon’s concerts in Berlin and Leipzig were met with standing ovations from audiences and rave reviews from critics. Under the baton of Directeur Musical Honoraire Leonard Slatkin, the orchestra is touring Germany through November 13, performing in a total of six cities.

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  • Orchestre National de Lyon Embarks on Tour of Germany

    November 5, 2018

    Led by Directeur Musical Honoraire Leonard Slatkin, the Orchestre National de Lyon is on tour in Germany, presenting six concerts over the course of nine days. The tour begins with a performance at the Berlin Philharmonie, marking the ensemble’s first time playing there, and ends with a concert in Munich.

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  • Leonard Slatkin Conducts World Premiere Commemorating WWI Armistice

    October 16, 2018

    On Sunday, October 21 at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Leonard Slatkin will conduct the world premiere of Alexander Kastalsky’s epic 1917 work, Memory Eternal to the Fallen Heroes. The Kastalsky Requiem Project brings together the Clarion Choir, Kansas City Chorale, Chamber Choir of St. Tikhon’s Monastery, and Cathedral Choral Society to revive this piece.

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  • DSO and Leonard Slatkin Return to Orchestra Hall for Opening Weekend, Oct. 5-7

    September 28, 2018

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will kick off the 2018-19 Classical Series with concerts welcoming back Music Director Laureate Leonard Slatkin and featuring special guest violinist Gil Shaham. On the program is American composer Donald Erb’s The Seventh Trumpet, Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 (with Shaham as featured soloist), and Elgar’s “Enigma” Variations.

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  • Slatkin Returns to the Podium to Lead Encore at DSO Heroes Gala

    June 25, 2018

    Leonard Slatkin returned to Orchestra Hall stage this past Saturday, June 23, leading the encore at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s eighth annual Heroes Gala concert. This marked his first appearance on the podium since undergoing bypass surgery on May 8, and his last performance as DSO music director.

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  • DSO to Honor Music Director Leonard Slatkin at Annual Heroes Gala

    June 6, 2018

    The Detroit Symphony Orchestra will honor philanthropists Penny & Harold Blumenstein and Music Director Leonard Slatkin at the eighth annual Heroes Gala and Benefit Concert on Saturday, June 23. Proceeds from the gala will support the DSO’s commitment to transforming the lives of young people through music education.

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  • Slatkin Withdraws from Concerts through June

    May 4, 2018

    Leonard Slatkin announced today that he regrettably must withdraw from his upcoming conducting dates this May and June. Maestro Slatkin will undergo heart bypass surgery next week and is expected to be fully recovered in about three months.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Nineteen: Putting It All Together, Part Four

    April 15, 2018

    In this final episode of the Conducting School series, Leonard Slatkin addresses the decisions a conductor must make in the second through fourth movements of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7.

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  • Rave Reviews of Mahler’s “Resurrection” in Warsaw

    April 3, 2018

    Slatkin’s concert with the Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra at the Beethoven Easter Festival received an overwhelmingly favorable response from the critics and audience alike. The program paired Ravel’s “Kaddisch” from Deux mélodies hébraïques with Mahler’s Symphony No. 2.

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  • Leonard Slatkin’s Conducting School, Lesson Eighteen: Putting It All Together, Part Three

    March 15, 2018

    In this episode, Leonard Slatkin deals with a few of the technical problems that a conductor needs to solve in the first movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, including decisions about tempo changes, fermatas, crescendos, and repeats.

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